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Dr Mel Hughes

  • 01202 962802
  • mhughes at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic
  • Royal London House R404, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Biography

Mel is a senior lecturer in social work and a practice educator with specific interests in the student experience, practice learning, mental health and substance use.

Research

The impact of service user and carer involvement on students' subsequent social work practice: a follow up study

Developing standards of care in residential homes: A participatory Action Research project in collaboration with The Patient Association

Gaining insight into what works to minimise loneliness and isolation. A participatory action research project in collaboration with the Poole Wellbeing Collaborative

Principal investigator: evidencing the impact of service user involvement in professional health and social work programmes

Principal investigator: Parents Story Project: Gaining insight into parental substance use

Journal Articles

Books

Reports

Theses

  • Hughes, M., 2012. Is social work education life changing?: a unitary appreciative inquiry into the impact of social work education on a person's beliefs, values and behaviour. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Health and Social Care.

PhD Students

  • Matt Taylor
  • Debbee Houghton
  • Debbee Houghton (Using midwives perspectives to unravel medicine management in contemporary practice)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • First substantive placement part A; first substantive placement part B; final substantive placement part A; final substantive placement part B

Profile of Teaching UG

  • personal and professional development
  • community placement
  • Readiness to undertake practice learning
  • Practice learning in agency settings

Grants

  • The power of narrative and stories in enabling learning for professional practice (Higher Education Academy, 16 Apr 2013). Completed

Conference Presentations

  • Service user and carer coordinators in HE, Sharing good practice, 28 October 2015, Bournemouth
  • Gaining insght into parental substance use, The Parents Story Project: Unitary appreciative inquiry, 29 April 2015, Bournemouth
  • Joint Social Work Education Conference: Celebrating that which unifies us, Unitary appreciative inquiry – research method, therapeutic intervention and innovative pedagogy., 13 July 2016, Milton Keynes
  • Challenges and best practice in co-production, Taking a life of its own: reflections on co-production with a theatre company and film makers’, 18 May 2016, Sheffield University

Qualifications

  • Practice Educator award in Social work practice education (BU, 2005)
  • Doctorate in Professional Practice in Social Work Education (Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • MA in Social Work (Edinburgh University, 1997)

Honours

  • Senior Fellow (HEA, 2015)
  • Shine award (HEA Wessext, 2015)

Memberships

  • GSCC, Member,
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